Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Having fun with Alcohol Inks...

Morning folks...before we get to the "having fun with alcohol inks" bit...I have to say that yesterday's Olympic Sofa Marathon was thrills...spills...against the clock "sitting on the edge of your seat" excitement at the 3 Day Event Cross Country...well done to team GB now sitting in Silver Medal position in the Team Event going in to today's showjumping...fingers crossed for clear rounds all round...I'll be locking the door...taking the phone off the hook...a nail biting time...
GAME ON...Mary...Nicola...Zara...Tina and William....YOU CAN DO IT
Sadly barring disastrous rounds by the top 3...none of the Brits look to be in contention for Individual Gold so I'll be hooting and tooting for the veteran "still at the top of his game" 56 year old Mark Todd...probably the world's best ever 3 Day Eventer and after winning 49 major titles throughout his career...no-one deserves another Olympic GOLD more than him....COME ON TODDY and CAMPINO
Edited to add: in the world of horses and eventing...things can change in a heartbeat...after brilliant clear rounds...Mary King and Tina Cook are now in contention for a medal....come on...do it for the girls...

Back to the crafty stuff...a big thank you to all the lovely crafty girls who came to my Tim Holtz Masterclass 2 at The Papeterie on Saturday....
we had lots of fun playing with alcohol inks on different mediums and for those of you who have never dipped your toes into the world of alcohol inks because you think it has to be all dark and grungy....we were in "Clean and Simple" mode...pretty and soft was the order of the day...
 on acetate and gloss paper
on shrink plastic
finishing off with a tag and the first stamping of this must-have Hero Arts Feather Stamp....
See you all tomorrow over at WOYWW and with the cubbyhole having been more or less abandoned in favour of all things Olympic...who knows what will be on my workdesk
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Wow looks like a fabulous class, and some great cards, Well Done. Enjoying the Olymics too Kath, spent so much time on the sofa managed to finish my knitting.
    Raining here today, so a wet start.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs Carol x

  2. Love the clean and simple daisy card - fabulous effects! Mary G x

  3. looks like a fab day - love what you made - stunning xx

  4. Looks like another fab class.. the makes are gorgeous.. love the card & tag.. Beautiful soft colours.. Enjoy your day.. Hugs May x x x

  5. Hi Kath
    Missing my craft at the moment, although I did take my knitting and some colouring with me. Lilian has signed me up for an evening class at the end of August. Don't know if you're doing it. I bought the stains and ink pads after our last class, so hopefully when I get home I could try and replicate what we did if I can remember how to do it!!

  6. Stunning creations Kath, the colours and designs are gorgeous


  7. er- a Union Jack!
    Anyhow love the last tag - those colours are incredible with one another. I love your soft spring/summer colours on the others too.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Hello!

    Beautiful card and tag! It looks like so much fun was had at the class on Saturday! I don't watch the Olympics but I do follow the royals - I guess by your added note that Zara did not make the cut this year. Wishing you a happy day - I will look for you tomorrow on WOWW!


    Barbara Diane

  9. Really love the colours in your cards and tags. Beautiful creations. Hugs to you and Buddy, having a better day here. :)

  10. I am loving the Olympics much more than I thought I would.

    Beautiful makes. I adore the tag! WHat did you use for the white centre feather?

    Love Teen & co xx

  11. I LOVE your CAS alcohol ink cards and the tag is lovely too. I haven't been watching much of the olimpics though, but am glad it's giving you time to sit and enjoy.
    It's been a lovely few days here but that's the rain on again tonight.

  12. Hi Kath, love the makes and the colours are gorgeous. Hugs x ChrisB

  13. OMG Kath !!! I've never seen alcohol inks used this way before.
    I've a bit of a collection of alcohol inks and I've not used them much! So once again I'll be 'casing' your ideas with what I've got!
    Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration you share with us hugs Karen x

  14. Looks like everyone had fun at the alcohol ink class Kath. Love the colours.

    Kat xx

  15. These are gorgeous Kath, love the inky designs with CAS, look stunning. Just getting round Just catching up with blogland after a drop everything at home day and hello to day out. Carolxx

  16. Looks like an awesome class! Your projects are fantastic!